Inducting new staff and NQTs

6 September 2013

School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on how we can support the effective induction of new teachers, including a specific focus on successful lesson observation strategies.

NQT special: Tips to handle the pressures of NQT life

27 June 2013

'Fran' is a typical NQT, whose story has been compiled by the Teacher Support Network based on the calls it receives from teachers across the country. Julian Stanley offers some advice and pointers to help NQTs and young teachers tackle the most common pr

NQT special: A summer checklist for the NQT

27 June 2013

The end of the school year is in sight, but NQTs must be careful – it is important to finish your year in the right way, approach the summer properly, and also spare a thought about how to prepare for September. Margaret Adams offers her survival checklis

NQT special: Mentor and mentee relationships

27 June 2013

The mentor-mentee relationship is crucial for new teachers. Amy Benziane reflects on what makes an excellent mentor and the qualities that mentees need to bring to the relationship.

NQT special: Standing up for your rights as a new teacher

27 June 2013

It is vital that new teachers know their rights and entitlements as they adjust to life at the chalkface. The NASUWT’s Chris Keates discusses the importance of supporting our NQTs and explains why and how the union is challenging government to help protec

NQT special: Moving from trainee to NQT

27 June 2013

SecEd’s current NQT diarist reflects on her first year at the chalkface and offers advice to trainee teachers who are preparing to begin their careers in September.

NQT special: Getting ready for year 2

27 June 2013

SecEd’s NQT diary is a popular column which is penned every year by a new recruit to the teaching profession. We asked last year’s diarist, Tomas Duckling, to offer his advice on how this year’s NQTs should approach their second year.

Advice & guidance for NQTs at the end of term 1

12 December 2012

One term down, two to go ― NQTs everywhere will be looking forward to the end of term. SecEd's annual autumn NQT special eight page section offers a wealth of advice to help new teachers reflect on term 1 at the chalkface and prepare for terms 2 an

Do you have a resilience strategy?

29 November 2012

After her NQT year, Kathryn Lovewell had made herself so ill she was hospitalised. She now teaches teachers resilience strategies and has just released a book called Every Teacher Matters.

Surviving inspection as an NQT

29 November 2012

New teachers, more than most perhaps, feel the pressure when inspectors come calling. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at what has changed in the new Ofsted framework and seeks out some advice on surviving inspection for NQTs.

Do you do to-do lists?

29 November 2012

Another former SecEd NQT diarist extols the virtues of to-do lists for the busy young teacher.

NQTs: Are you down and out in December?

29 November 2012

After working flat-out all term, NQTs could well be feeling down and out this December. CPD expert Margaret Adams discusses why this is normal and how you should cope with it.

End of September stocktake

27 September 2012

After the first four weeks of term, NQT mentor David Torn offers new teachers some tips.

Five questions for your NQT mentor

6 September 2012

Every NQT will find September a challenging time, that is why you will have a mentor. Margaret Adams looks at what you should be asking them.

The seven levels of NQT success

28 June 2012

As this year's NQTs embrace the arrival of the summer, SecEd's CPD expert Margaret Adams offers her advice on reflecting on your first year at the chalkface.

When an inspector calls

28 June 2012

One of the most stressful experiences for new teachers is that first Ofsted inspection. Dorothy Lepkowska offers some survival advice, particularly for trainee teachers who will start their NQT year in September.

Are you ready for year 2 at the chalkface?

28 June 2012

SecEd's NQT diarist from 2011/12 has just completed his second year at the chalkface. Here, he offers his advice for last year's NQTs as they prepare for year 2.

How to approach the summer

28 June 2012

SecEd's CPD expert Margaret Adams offers her advice on how new teachers should approach the summer break.

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